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Actor Tom Hardy has been cast to play Elton John in an upcoming movie about the pop music legend. 

"Variety" says Focus Features has also come on board to give the biopic, titled, Rocketman, a major U.S. release. 

John will reportedly re-record many of his hit songs for the movie.  Production on the film is expected to begin next year. 

Hardy played Batman villain Bane in last year's blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises.  Star Trek: Nemesis, Inception and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are also among his credits. 

Next year, Hardy will also star in the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movie franchise titled Mad Max: Fury Road.

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